How much do people change in 10 years? When Alice hits her head at the gym, she forgets her children, her extended relationship with her husband, and that she ever wanted to join a gym. It’s just so not her. What does it mean to reset a relationship, and how will memory slipping back affect … More What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Someone left this book on a friend’s table . I figured I’d read a few pages. AMAZING STORY. I convinced the friend to lend me the book so I could finish it. No spoilers beyond the back-cover. The idea of selling children to rich families is hardly unique. Long-lost siblings being re-united is a great … More Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
The prologue is very fast paced. The main book, I skipped here and there. Something is going on Up North. Mysterious messages, delivered mysteriously. A not-by-the-book hero. A medical officer who is a lot more observant than she ought to be. A completely unnecessary bed partner, who seems to be there because James Bond ™. … More Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson
How astonishing, a book featuring an older couple. Also a magical young woman who makes flowers grow where they had never been planted. She’s afraid of the cold, too – and always looking over her shoulder. Is she running from the cops or from her man? How many people are going to fall in love … More Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle
A book of short stories about teenagers, framed by a potty-mouthed teen. The teens are all on a wilderness hike back to civilization, as a rehabilitation for crimes they did or didn’t do. “I was framed” is interesting when someone is volunteering their crime. Stephanie Kuehn wrote the only 5 star story: Why I Set … More Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson
Excellent story – could not put it down. Potential subtitles for this book: The one where no one gets what they want. The one where things snowball because no one wants to take responsibility. The one where a kid doesn’t know the rule and the kid pays for it, and when the teacher doesn’t know … More Nothing But the Truth by Avi
If a white supremacist doesn’t want the black nurse touching the newborn, and then the newborn has an emergency, what is the correct action? Baby dies, and the drama starts. This is a book full of very realistic people. Sometimes, even when ordinary people go through extraordinary circumstances, they are still boring.